Auto Accidents and Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know
When people come to my office for the first time, they don’t realize that workers’ compensation lawyers in Atlanta can help them with injuries sustained on the road as well as in the office or manufacturing plant.
A workplace accident doesn’t have to happen indoors or on a construction site. If your job requires you to drive and you sustain an injury, a good Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer knows that these injuries are just as legitimate as any accident that takes place in the home building of the employer. Some occupations that can be covered under auto accident workers’ compensation are:
- Taxi drivers
- Delivery drivers
- Bus drivers
- Car salesmen
- Landscapers or construction workers
- And much more
Even if your job description doesn’t define driving as part of your work responsibilities, you can still receive compensation if you are injured during a work-related driving accident. Many workers compensation lawyers in Atlanta find many clients don’t think they can receive compensation for an accident if they don’t have the word “driver” in their job title, and this simply isn’t true!
For example, an assistant who is asked to go get coffee or a pharmaceutical sales representative “on the job” who is involved in a serious accident can still potentially receive compensation so long as the accident occurred while the employee was completing responsibilities related to their job.
Auto accidents happen all the time, and if you’re working during one, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers know that compensation heavily depends on a variety of factors, so it’s best to consult a lawyer who knows the specific laws surrounding Atlanta’s workers’ compensation laws.
If you’ve been involved in a car or other automobile accident while performing your job duties, feel free to give us a call at the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson to schedule a free consultation. We’ll make sure that you get the representation you deserve.